The trend started after one dog mom named Brittany tweeted a photo of her dog sitting up like a human. The photo was captioned “My dog is a weirdo bro,” and quickly went viral. Apparently, there are more dogs like Brittany’s. These are some other pets who also sit like total weirdos.
What Are You Looking At?
This pup not only has his human’s relaxing stance down pat, but he seems to have also picked up on their intense glare.
It’s hard to say if it’s the camera or the person taking the photo that has this big pup annoyed, but one thing is for sure, he’s not happy in this moment captured in time. How can you look at him and not die of laughter? The way he’s leaning on his elbow is just too darn cute not to put you in a fit of giggles!
Rhubarb the Sitting Dog
Meet Rhubarb! Rhubarb’s human, Tamsin, says she noticed Rhubarb's way of sitting when she was working from home. "My partner and I have been working from home and we put on the TV in the background," said Tasmin "We looked up and noticed her sitting upright on the sofa watching the program." Of course, Tamsin thought this was hilarious.
Rhubarb seems to have adopted quite a few human-like habits. "She loves watching TV, she often groans if you do something she doesn’t agree with," said Tasmin. She assumes Rhubarb started acting like it when her humans started working from home more often.
This Dalmatian has not only figured out how to sit like her human but has also managed to position herself in a way that seems like she’s ready for a chat.
Can’t you just imagine her dishing with her human about the new pup that moved in across the street? At least her human can say they always have someone who listens.
Love in Her Eyes
This pup really loves her human. She has the gift of melting hearts with just a look, almost distracting us from the fact that she’s sitting in the car as most kids do.
Perhaps the view out the window isn’t as interesting to her as it is to other dogs.
He Sits Like His Mom
Likely this Frenchie’s mom likes to sit with her legs crossed, leading to him picking up on this adorable stance. As a pup with this human habit on top of those big doe-like eyes, it’s hard to resist cracking a smile looking at this picture.
He’s not only adorable but he’s prim and proper as well! It’s the dog every lady pup wants to take home to their parents.
Relaxing in Front of the TV
It’s not uncommon for our pets to enjoy watching TV every now and then. Not only can they perceive the images on the screens just like us, but they can recognize seeing and hearing other animals.
This pup loves to sit on the couch with her human and tune in for a movie every once in a while. Not only does she enjoy watching human-shows but she also enjoys sitting like humans. Her glare indicates that she certainly doesn’t like being laughed at for doing so though.
The Saddest Bulldog in the World
This Bulldog just might be the saddest pup in the world, and sitting like that only makes him look more depressed. Often dogs with longer hind legs and heavy chests find sitting like this more comfortable.
The fact that we, as humans, can’t help but laugh when we see our pets sitting like this only encourages the behavior. For some reason, this little guy doesn’t seem to be amused by his human’s reaction to his seating preferences though.
Human or Turtle?
This pup has more than human-like qualities. It seems he has some turtle and snake-like qualities as well!
Sitting like a human can be boring, so why not try sitting like some other animals he has come across? Of all the pets on this list, this guy is certainly one of the weirdest!
Meet Teddy the Bird Watcher
Introducing Teddy, the cuddly pup who enjoys looking out the window or out at the garden while sitting like a human.
Not only does he have the stance, but he also likes to place his paw between his legs and lean forward a bit, which gives him a relaxed appearance. If he’s not watching birds then there’s certainly something in his human’s yard that has caught his attention!
Leia Puts Manspreaders to Shame
Women have long-since taken it upon themselves to put a stop to manspreading by partaking in the act themselves. If you’re unaware of the term, manspreading is when a man sits with their legs stretched open wide while riding on public transportation, often entering the personal space of those next to them.
Perhaps Leia’s human decided to teach her how to take back her space when riding the subways! Either that or Leia is just a flexible weirdo.
An Adorably Chubby Gargoyle
While this chubby guy may look goofy to us, and like a gargoyle to some, likely sitting in this position brings him comfort. His large upper torso may be too heavy to comfortably sit as most dogs do, as it would put a lot of weight on his hind legs.
As strange as it appears to us, she’s only doing what feels right! By the look on her face, she’s likely a bit confused as to why her human is taking a photo of her, but we’re all grateful that he did!
Her Tinder Picture
The dog sploot is adorable yet hilariously awkward. If this little lady were to make an online dating profile, this picture would certainly be included.
It’s hard to tell if she’s resting or simply asking for butt rubs, but either way, she certainly is flexible!
A Confused Pup
When you have four legs, it can be hard to imitate a human crossing their legs. It would appear that this pup got a bit confused and got into the habit of crossing his back leg with his front leg.
While it looks incredibly uncomfortable, he seems happy enough sitting that way and this photo can live on forever on the internet!
Another Pup With Crossed Legs
It appears that the habit of crossing their legs is far more common among dogs than anyone knew.
What makes this stance even more adorable is that he’s also sitting on his backside like a human. This adorable guy seems to be camera shy though, but fortunately, his human was able to capture this gem!
A Narcoleptic Canine
Not only does this dog sit like a human, but he sleeps like one too! Specifically, he sleeps like an old man sitting in front of the television after having just eaten a big meal.
He doesn’t look very comfortable, but he must be if he’s able to sleep like that. Maybe he’s just taking a few minutes to rest his eyes.
A Dog On His Knees
Ever seen a dog on its knees before? Well, now you have! This unsettling sitting position definitely places this guy in the top five of all the weirdos captured on camera.
It almost looks like he can’t walk, but more likely he just doesn’t like to sit with his paws on the ground. Dogs can be quite finicky about their paws!
It’s not just dog parents who are participating in this trend! A cat mom shared this hilarious photo of her chubby kitty sitting like a human, and the internet will forever be grateful.
Likely the cat is sitting like this simply because they’re too fat to comfortably sit any other way. It might be time to put this rolly polly on a stricter diet!
Using Her Friend to Lean on
We all need someone to lean on every now and then, but this furry lady seems to require her friend to lean on whenever she wants to take a seat.
The Golden Retriever almost seems to act as her personal backrest, but with a big smile on his face, it’s safe to say he doesn’t mind. These two are two peas in a pod with their unique way of cuddling!
An Awkward Sploot
While most dogs have an adorable sploot, this tiny pup has a sploot that is far from dainty. It’s hard to even call it a sploot because it’s more like pure chaos full of legs.
At least he knows he’s being a weirdo and clearly doesn’t want it to be photographed. His evil glare to the person behind the camera proves that he knows just how strange his seating posture is!
One Tough Lady
This is one tough lady! If you saw her walking down the street, you might hesitate and run the other way. However, when you see her sitting down like a weirdo, she instantly becomes less intimidating.
Likely all those vein-popping muscles have made her too top-heavy to sit normally. Those poor back legs needed a break!
Scooby-Doo’s Cousin Sandy
While this pup may look like a long lost cousin of Scooby-Doo, she’s clearly part human as well. Her sitting stance could use some work though, as all ladies of the human species know that it’s impolite to sit with their legs wide open.
The men of our species simply haven’t figured that one out yet, but they’re working on it! Perhaps they can join Sandy-Doo in some proper training courses.
The Weirdest of Them All
Is he sitting like a human or getting ready to go down a slide? This little dog looks more like he’s paralyzed from the waist down than like he’s trying to take a seat.
If he picked up some of his tricks from his humans, perhaps this specific habit was learned from a tiny human. He kind of looks like an awkward toddler, doesn’t he?
Introducing The Chicken-Dog
Is this a weird dog or a sweater-wearing chicken? It’s hard to tell with the way he sits! In one photo he’s clearly imitating a human, but in the second photo, he looks more like a chicken.
Not only does he tuck in all of his paws, but seems to cross his front two legs as well. As long as he’s comfortable, then there’s no harm done!
Sad Dog Sits
She may not be the saddest dog in the world, but she has clearly had a rough day. Perhaps her humans are trying to take her on a walk when she’d rather be vegging out or she’s sick of the summer heat.
Either way, her stance seems to resemble that of a human who is frustrated and has given up on their day. It looks like someone needs a nap!
Minik is looking classy in this black and white photo, daydreaming as she looks outside.
However, her attempt to sit like a human kind of ruins the whole reflective thing she seems to be going for. From the waist down, she kind of looks like she’s about to give birth to a large litter of pups.
The Bruno Mars of Pups
This may not be the actual Bruno Mars, but in that hat, he can certainly pass for a celebrity impersonator!
While that wall is likely giving this sleepy pup something to lean on, his dozing eyes and human-like stance only contributes to his cool-guy persona. Like many dogs with FOMO, this big guy seems like he doesn’t want to close his eyes even for a minute as he might miss out on all the hat-wearing fun!
A Chihuahua With a Glare
Someone isn’t camera shy! While many Chihuahuas are born with a mean growl, this one seems to come with an adorable human-like squat.
Hunched over, he looks like a toddler who has fallen asleep before having the chance to lay down. To say this little guy is adorable is the understatement of the century.
Frenchies Gone Wild
Dogs who sit like total weirdos tend to also sleep like total weirdos. Take this Frenchie for example.
He’s passed out with his legs spread wide open in a stance that resembles every middle-aged man after he’s had a few too many. He must be in a seriously deep snooze though, as he completely dismisses his owner’s attempt to wake him up.
Tiny Pup With a Big Stance
This Meerkat-looking pup actually has a common stance. It has been found that small dogs will sit like this often, especially if they are too short to see properly.
Not only does it add a few inches to their height, but it also adds to their overall cuteness!
Who says that dogs can’t be sports fans? This pupper looks more than comfortable curled up on the couch in front of the television.
Likely he’s imitating his dog dad and this shows how the two spend quality time together. He doesn’t exactly seem to be a fan of the camera though!
She Sits Like a Queen
All pups are Kings and Queens in the eyes of their parents, and this lovely lady has learned how to sit like one as well.
She may not understand what her dog mom finds so hilarious, but one look at this, and viewers can’t help but join in on the laughter! While she’s just sitting there casually, there’s nothing natural about the stance she has chosen. Hopefully, she’s comfortable!
Puppy Doesn’t Know How to Sit
Puppies don’t come home with their adoptive parents already knowing how to sit. Especially if they don’t have an older dog to look up to, they are more likely to imitate their humans.
This may be why this little guy chooses to sit up, leaning against the wall like a teenager at their first boy-girl party!
A Sad Golden
Any dog owner who brings their dog around town knows just how disappointed they get when they can’t come inside with us. Even if we’re just running in to grab a coffee, they act as if the world has ended.
This Golden Retriever not only has the sad puppy eyes down, but his hunched-over human-like squat definitely gets him more sympathy pets from strangers passing by.
The only thing that looks more fluffy than this pupper is the couch he’s sitting on. This may be how he chooses to relax, but he looks like he’s being tucked into bed!
And what better place to sleep than stuffed between a few enormous pillows? His human-like stance is one that I am quite familiar with and partake in on a daily basis.
Not Quite Human-Like
This adorable black and white nugget may not sit like most dogs, but he certainly doesn’t sit like a human either.
Instead, he looks like a furry frog with a long white tail between its legs. While he looks incredibly uncomfortable, he was still kind enough to pose for his dog dad and gift us with this hilarious photo!
A Pupper Working From Home
As much as we love our dogs, they’re far from helpful when we’re trying to do some work at home. Whether they're trying to rip our phones out of our hands or trampling on our laptops, every dog parent knows what it’s like when their pup is looking for attention.
It may seem like this big guy is content sitting next to his human while he works, but we all know it’s just a matter of time before he starts pawing at him for attention.
Milo’s Side Stance
Meet Milo, the tiny pup who only sits on one butt cheek. His dog parent hilariously compares his feet, which always point in opposite directions when he sits, to stick figure drawings.
With a body so tiny, he doesn’t really need all four legs to maintain his balance in this position, so why not get comfy?
Lola Can’t Get It Right
Dogs either love the car or hate it. Lola, on the other hand, seems to be confused about how to take a seat on her way to the park.
As far as weird habits go, this one goes straight to the top of the list. One would think that she’d figure out that she’s sitting the wrong way once the car started moving, but it doesn’t look like she was able to get it right. Maybe next time Lola!
A Weird Sleepy Frenchie
French Bulldogs are the weirdest of the weird. Their barrel chests make them extremely top-heavy, leading to strange sitting habits like these.
Far from relaxed, this Frenchie looks more like he’s on his way to dreamland with his half-closed eyes and hunched shoulders. His dog mom seems to have a sense of humor as well as she decided to sensor her pup’s privates before posting the photo!
This Pup Is Unpleased
Our dogs just love to follow us into the bathroom. It’s said that this is a natural instinct of protection, which our pups are happy to offer us. Usually. When nature calls in the middle of the night, we get the annoyed glare similar to the one this guy is giving his human.
The fact that he’s sitting like a weirdo makes it far more amusing than most pups who have been forced to get out of bed to perform this duty. When you gotta go you gotta go!
If you think about it, the stoop being a dog’s favorite place to hang out makes complete sense. They get to be outside but also in the shade, and they get all the attention they want from people passing by.
That’s exactly what this pup is doing in this photo. However, he has a strange way of sitting on the top step, with his front paws rest on the second step. At least he seems happy!
A Giant Fluff
There is nothing dog-like about the way this giant ball of fluff is sitting. He’s just chillin’ on the couch without a care in the world, even when his tiny human comes over to snuggle.
Whether it’s his lanky limbs or hunched back, this pupper couldn’t possibly look more comfortable. He’s probably mimicking one of his favorite humans with this stance!
While humans often sit with their legs crossed, especially children, it doesn’t make sense for a dog to attempt to sit this way. Not only don’t their legs bend that way, but any attempt to do so would likely be incredibly uncomfortable.
Or so you would think. This dog seems to prefer to sit with crossed legs, putting them behind his body in one of the weirdest attempts at a human-like stance of all time!
The award for the most adorable pupper sitting like a weirdo is this lovely lady. Nothing is cuter than a dog falling asleep while still sitting up.
She’s like an old lady who spent too much time with the grandkids and snuck into the laundry room to get some shuteye. Just another weirdo for the list!